A couple of weeks ago, a red alder fell into one of our city streets. The city did a wise thing and cut the tree up into wood worker sized logs. Red Alder, I learned turns bright orange on a cut surface after a day or more of exposure. So here are my progress shots. Most of my work was done with my bowl adze. County Workshop is also where I got my bowl gouges.
Original 1/2 log.
Peeling the bark off.
More adze work.
The draw knife and scorp did some of the work.
Then the chisels.
A little bit of clean up with the armless spoke shave.
And finally scrapping.
The final bowl pre exposure color.
The bowl will darken significantly from this point on.
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